5 Must-See Tourist Attractions for a Trip in Thailand

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5 Must-See Tourist Attractions for a Trip in Thailand Photo by Yogesh Verma

Thailand, known as the “land of smiles” is also known for its various iconic attractions that are scattered around the country. With just a tourist visa to Thailand, you can easily visit these beautiful and historic attractions. In this article, we give you 5 must-see tourist attractions for a trip to Thailand.

Kwan Phayao

This vast naturally occurring body of water is a symbolic representation of the place of Phayao. This largest swamp found in the country is artificially controlled so as to prevent the wetlands from drying outside the wet season. Surrounded by towering mountains and charming pastures, this swamp is a picturistique setting for the perfect sunset. This iconic swamp is home to various practicing rowing crews, remains of a 500 old Wat Tiloke Aram, several lost artifacts of Buddhist items and 50 different species of fish which can be fed for a price of 5 baht.

Jim Thompson House

This historic home housed the great Jim Thompson, a former officer of the strategic service who turned into an onymous of the American silk. This famous entrepreneur began his silk business when his neighbor’s handmade silk caught his attention and proceeded to build a worldwide steady business.

His origins of the business can be found here along with certain traditional homes that existed in the old royal capital of Ayuthaya, which were pulled down from their original locations and brought or floated to this location. Jim Thompsons’ personal but splendid Asian art collection and personal belongings are also on display here where, with a Tourist Visa Thailand, you can easily visit.

Floating Markets

If you are looking for a unique way to shop, you can always visit one of the many floating markets that are scattered across a selected few rivers near Bangkok, Amphawa and Damnoen Saduak .with a Tourist Visa Thailand you can shop for fresh goods, fruits, vegetables, spices and taste dishes on long wooden boats which are floated by local vendors for a authentic experience.

Thailand-Burma Railway Centre Museum

This informative museum uses different kinds of footages, models and detailed displays to explain the role of Kanchanaburi in World War II. It also contains the history of the railway and how the fate of the prisoners along with wartime artifacts in nine different galleries

Allied War Cemetery

Situated near the Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, this cemetery is a mass burial ground to almost 6982 POW’s from England, Australia, Dutch and Netherland. These prisoners worked on the railway lines and after their fate was decided, they were buried in these graves. This cemetery is stark reminder of the situation of the conditions in the World War 2

To visit these iconic attractions, you will need a Tourist Visa for Thailand. The application process for this visa is very simple and does not take more than a few days for the approval.

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Yogesh Verma is an employee of Cox and Kings Global Services. He has researched extensively on the various factors that go into applying for a Tourist Visa for Thailand and wishes to ensure that tourists are well aware of it before they travel to Thailand.

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